VIEWERS of Antiques Roadshow were left shocked after a rare item was brought to the show in a CARRIER BAG.
The amethyst and diamond pearl brooch were revealed to be owned by Russian royalty and valued at over £5000.
Fiona Bruce visited the Royal Botanic Gardens in Scotland, coming across the Scottish Cup, a black opal necklace and a Maori feather box.
Valuation expert, Geoffrey Munn, was given the surprise of the afternoon when he was presented with a small collection of jewels.
The rare royal jewels that were previously owned by the Russian aristocracy and arrived in a modest carrier bag.
The young woman who brought her items to the valuation table explained that she was trying to find her family tree during lockdown.
It was then that her grandmother presented her with the jewels and a note alongside to tell her a story about her family history.
It was revealed that Grand Duke Mikhailov had gifted the jewels to Lady Zia, which were passed down to countess Torby, his descendant and then given to the young woman great great aunt.
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The expert mentioned that the pair may have had a romantic relationship due to the kind of stone in the brooch.
“There’s a clue in the jewellery it could have been romantic too because the amethyst stands for devotion.”
“And diamonds are forever, so forever devotions is wrapped up in the meaning of the stones here”.
The brooches, made in 1880 e 1900 were valued at high prices with the Amethyst brooch given a valuation of £5000.
The diamond brooch was valued at a whopping £7000-8000.
The young woman seemed taken aback by the valuation, “Oh, okay! That’s amazing. [object Window]” she told cameras.
“My grandmother will be ecstatic, she loves watching this programme and finding out about our own history”